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living the dream
i grew up in northern ireland which is a beautiful country with great people and even better pubs but i havent lived there in 10 years. i love visiting but i dont think i could ever live there again. im a bit of a goof. love meeting new people, water fights, cheesecake, reading, politics, making silly faces at kids, bikes, good food, fine wine, even better company and conversation, music (from heavy metal to trip hop, irish folk to whimsy indie), practical jokes, hitch hiking, playing guitar (badly), gigs, comedy, travelling and generally collecting items for the memory bank. i strongly believe in human nature and that as long as fun is being had then all is well. i just want to have as many great times as i can and want to meet like minded people. oh, and did i mention cheesecake? yes i did. what an idiot.
Have a great time all the time.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I discovered Couchsurfing about 3 years ago and its changed the way I travel and see life. I couchsurfed my way across canada and it gave me such an amazing view of how the world should work. its an ideal thats such a great idea. havn't hosted yet, basically because i have been moving around a lot, but hopefully that will all change very soon.
all have been splendid.
um, anything interesting and fun. so basically - doing fun stuff and interesting activities.
- pub crawls
Music, Movies, and Books
bloody hell. if i start filling this out i'll be here forever. but i'll have a go.
books - fave ever is 1984. obvious but true. i also recommend the preacher comics, the peoples act of love by james meek, anything by joseph conrad, we need to talk about kevin, the lovely bones and any dirty cheap 60s pulp fiction i can get my hands on.
films - irreversible, amelie, airplane, swingers, brick, funny games, pi, the lives of others, starship troopers, the ordeal, star wars blah blah blah.
music, i grew up on heavy metal, still love it and love rocking out but also into folk, good hip hop, indie (smiths, belle and sebastien, butterflies of love etc), swing, anything i can tap my toes to or shake a tail feather at.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I taught English to 5 year olds in Ethiopia for a year. That beats skydiving, camping by the grand canyon or calling tony blair a very VERY rude name to his face.
Sleeping in a van at aoraki/mt cook at the height of winter.
Harpoon fishing in Indonesia.
Teach, Learn, Share
I really love cooking so can whip up something special with only a few ingredients. like macgyver i guess. but most of all i want to throw myself into this. i can definately learn a lot, not sure what i can teach - others will have to figure that out. im looking forward to doing so.
Countries I’ve Visited
Bermuda, Cambodia, Canada, China, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, Germany, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Russian Federation, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Indonesia, New Zealand, South Korea, Spain, United Kingdom